What Is a Care Plan Meeting?
When a resident is admitted to any long-term care facility that accepts Medicare or Medicaid, the staff is required to assess the new resident, determine his or her needs, outline goals and create an overall plan of care for the patient’s stay at the facility. Essentially, the care plan provides specific instructions for each staff member on how to care for the unique resident he or she is assisting.
After the initial assessment is made, follow-up meetings will occur once every three months to reevaluate and determine if progress is being made on achieving set goals. Additionally, any changes that need to be made to the care plan are discussed as well.